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The Titles have been announced

Welsh hero
Gondor


May 30 2011, 5:11pm

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The Titles have been announced Can't Post

http://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie

just announced on the facebook page

"THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" AND "THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN"

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(This post was edited by Welsh hero on May 30 2011, 5:16pm)


Wraith Buster
Gondor


May 30 2011, 5:22pm

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Those are great titles [In reply to] Can't Post

I see that the first time I posted this my iPod put an angry face on it.Crazy

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Gimli'sBox
Gondor


May 30 2011, 5:24pm

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Cool titles! I'm lovin' it...// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing they evidently prefer.

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

May 30 2011, 5:31pm

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They mention Christopher Lee in the cast, so officially confirmed! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Welsh hero
Gondor


May 30 2011, 5:32pm

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I just skimmed it. It also has release dates [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

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Carne
Tol Eressea

May 30 2011, 5:32pm

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Good titles! [In reply to] Can't Post

Better than just Part 1 and 2.


Junesong
Rivendell


May 30 2011, 5:41pm

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Just like the book [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad the subtitles chosen by the studios reflected the book's own "There and Back Again".

I'm even more excited with every big and little step towards the December '12 release.

And it's nice to see Christopher Lee's name up there on that press release.

I'm just a little excited. Did I mention that I'm excited?

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Welsh hero
Gondor


May 30 2011, 5:42pm

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I don't think you did mention you were excited [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

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macfalk
Valinor


May 30 2011, 5:42pm

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My conclusions. [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Persbrandt is not kicked out of the cast.

2. C.Lee, awesome! The most busiest 89-year-old alive?

3. Great titles.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


dormouse
Half-elven

May 30 2011, 5:44pm

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Yes - that's good news! [In reply to] Can't Post

They also mention a Mike Mizrahi. Who's he - I don't remember that name being announced?


macfalk
Valinor


May 30 2011, 5:46pm

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Thror/Thrain // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

May 30 2011, 5:49pm

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He was already mentioned in an article... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Yesterday Warner Bros. named Kiwi actors Jeffrey Thomas and Mike Mizrahi for the roles of dwarf kings Thror and Thrain.


Source: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/03/20/42798-kiwi-actors-jeffrey-thomas-and-mike-mizrahi-cast-as-thror-and-thrain/


maut
Rivendell


May 30 2011, 5:50pm

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He is Thrain [In reply to] Can't Post

and Thror is Jeffrey Thomas


Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
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...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

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Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!


Estel78
Tol Eressea

May 30 2011, 5:51pm

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Still no Bard... // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


maut
Rivendell


May 30 2011, 5:53pm

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Great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though that's not real news, as we've heard of it about a month ago for the first time. But still - official announcement is great.

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
__________________________________
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

________________________________
Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!


macfalk
Valinor


May 30 2011, 6:01pm

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Don't worry, Itaril will step in for the absent Bard and kill Smaug with a spectacular 3-arrow-shot with her Elven bow. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


May 30 2011, 6:06pm

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Only 562 more days to go! [In reply to] Can't Post

Guess it's going to be a while yet. Good news about Sir Christopher Lee. I hope he still will be in good health and feels up to doing it when the time comes.

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

May 30 2011, 6:10pm

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Better Itaril than Legolas, i say. ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Wraith Buster
Gondor


May 30 2011, 6:20pm

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

He has to be the most active old guy ever. World record?

Pedich Edhellen? Lau? Hria cuilë.

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Morok Cloudkeeper
Rohan


May 30 2011, 6:34pm

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Great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great to see that a good part of the LOTR cast is back again for another epic yourney! And the two film titles are also great.Cool

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maut
Rivendell


May 30 2011, 6:48pm

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The oldest preforming actor [In reply to] Can't Post

in the world is now 96. His name is Vladimir Zeldin. He's still playing at the theatre and cinema. Though he almost completely unknown outside Russia....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zeldin


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Vladimir Zeldin is in the Guinness Book of Records as the only actor in the world, performing at such an advanced age.

(http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/02/10/4338238.html)

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
__________________________________
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

________________________________
Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!

(This post was edited by maut on May 30 2011, 6:51pm)


Hamfast
Rohan


May 30 2011, 7:11pm

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Good job Pete [In reply to] Can't Post

The best possible titles . Exactly what I wanted.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


May 30 2011, 7:12pm

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Nice to have confirmation, though we already knew this [In reply to] Can't Post

They're pretty good titles, but we already exhausted the topic in the other thread a few weeks back. I wonder if we'll all start abbreviating them as AUJ and TABA rather than 'Part 1' and 'Part 2'? Somehow I don't think so...


Hamfast
Rohan


May 30 2011, 7:13pm

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Let the acronym's begin ! [In reply to] Can't Post

AUJ & TBA ?


Hamfast
Rohan


May 30 2011, 7:14pm

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You beat me Flagg ! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Welsh hero
Gondor


May 30 2011, 7:17pm

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TBA [In reply to] Can't Post

seems like the title is to be announced.

Wink

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Bound
Rohan


May 30 2011, 7:29pm

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Wonderful Titles... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know they've been hinted at before but it's nice having them confirmed. I think they are great, It's nice that There And Back Again is being used and Unexpected Journey is smart nod to The Unexpected Party.

Nice to see that they have plans to use Christopher Lee after all.... Fingers crossed things work out !

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duats
Grey Havens

May 30 2011, 7:33pm

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Great press release [In reply to] Can't Post

Now announce Smaug and Bard and we're good to go.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


May 30 2011, 7:39pm

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Christopher Lee confirmed as Saruman! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh, happy, happy day!

Finally, all the cast members whose characters would have been around during the time frame of TH have been locked in.

Now, I personally would have wanted Marton Csokas back as Celeborn as the last returnee, but I guess that's just me being greedy.

BTW, the titles were leaked some time ago, but very nice to have them confirmed...

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.


Ataahua
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May 30 2011, 7:47pm

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To me, it makes sense [In reply to] Can't Post

that Smaug's voice wouldn't be announced before he's seen on screen, to maximise the dragon's impact. Then we have Cumberbatch's involvement in The Hobbit being hush-hush until it was spilled by Freeman (and that Cumberbatch isn't listed in the cast list on The Hobbit's Facebook announcement).

I see that as 1 + 1 = Cumberbatch is voicing Smaug.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elizabeth
Half-elven


May 30 2011, 8:02pm

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Why do you want Csokas? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really don't understand this passion for recycling LotR characters who have nothing to do with the story of The Hobbit. Yes, they were wonderful, but you can always watch the LotR movies again. The Hobbit is a different story, and will be wonderful in its own way.






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rings7
Rohan


May 30 2011, 8:04pm

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I'm confused [In reply to] Can't Post

All this time i thought it was already announced and confirmed, so i was like "why the old news?" Crazy


duats
Grey Havens

May 30 2011, 8:06pm

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Isn't it possible [In reply to] Can't Post

That Celeborn was a member of the White Council?

I always assumed he was.


RoseCotton
Lorien


May 30 2011, 8:10pm

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I reckon all this hush-hush is because... [In reply to] Can't Post

Cumberbatch will be playing Bombadil! Smile


Eledhwen
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May 30 2011, 8:13pm

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I always assumed he wasn't [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the White Council was Elrond, Galadriel, Círdan, Gandalf and Saruman, and possibly some of the other Istari (eg Radagast) if they bothered to turn up. I always got the impression that Celeborn was rather less powerful than his wife, although wise in his own way (as most people would be if they'd lived that long).

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xxxyyy
Rohan

May 30 2011, 8:25pm

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Ian Holm too. Today is an happy day. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


May 30 2011, 8:25pm

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Celeborn was never exactly indentified as being on the White Council... [In reply to] Can't Post

but it was said to include the highest Elf Lords, of which we was certainly one, and as far as I'm aware, is generally assumed to have been a part of it.

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.

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duats
Grey Havens

May 30 2011, 8:27pm

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Fair point [In reply to] Can't Post

But of all the characters announced thus far, I'd say Radagast seems out of place. I never thought of him as a member. As someone mentioned before, he neglected his duties in order to study the birds and beasts of Middle-earth. Based on how his character is written, I've never seen him taking part in the Council.


(This post was edited by duats on May 30 2011, 8:28pm)


duats
Grey Havens

May 30 2011, 8:30pm

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Let's hope so [In reply to] Can't Post

Cumberbatch as Smaug would be an incredible, left-field piece of casting.

Fingers crossed.


Morthoron
Gondor


May 30 2011, 8:47pm

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Not only was a Celeborn a member... [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe it was he who called the 2nd White Council.
Although it was probably at Galadriel's suggestion, seeing as she wore the pants in the family. Wink

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Mythopoeia
Bree

May 30 2011, 8:52pm

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I'm so happy right now, these were my ideal titles for the two films :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Just another sign that the films are going in the right direction, really.


Mythopoeia
Bree

May 30 2011, 10:00pm

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Oh, and this makes me wonder if [In reply to] Can't Post

it means we can count on the party not reaching Smaug and the Lonely Mountain until the second film? As it would be strange to call it 'There and Back Again' if 'There' was already reached in the first film.


The Grey Wanderer
Lorien


May 30 2011, 10:02pm

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Whether or not he is on the council per-say, it really depends on how the attack on Dol Guldur is portrayed... [In reply to] Can't Post

since appendix A to LOTR indicates he is the war leader of the Lorien elves ("Celeborn came forth and led the host of Lorien over Anduin in Many boats. They took Dol Guldur...". So, if it is just the White Council with a magic attack, he doesn't need to be there. But if it is an elf army, he should be there.

Though, maybe we will get XenaGaladriel instead, armed with her ancient and trusty elf weapon (OK, so I read "Bored of the Rings", so shoot me...).




Maiarmike
Grey Havens


May 30 2011, 10:20pm

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Great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

I liked the titles when I heard about them originally. Glad they went with 'An' not 'The' Unexpected Journey. There and Back Again is a given. Now we're just waiting on a couple roles. I have Dain, Bolg, Bard, and Smaug as the main roles to be announced yet. Don't think they're going to bother announcing any animals or trolls or creatures besides Smaug.

Nice to hear about Sir Christopher Lee as well, that just means they have a contract with him, but whether he is up to it when it comes the time is another story. Hopefully, he finds renewed energy and vigor in his step preparing to play Saruman once again. As for the acronyms for the titles, I'm going with UJ and TABA.

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Vangalad
Lorien


May 30 2011, 10:37pm

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So glad C.Lee will be back! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't sure about the two titles in the first place, but now its official and starting to look more and more appropriate and familiar to me.


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The Grey Wanderer
Lorien


May 30 2011, 11:07pm

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I think we have collectively concluded as much, [In reply to] Can't Post

that they won't get to the mountain until the second movie. There have been many threads on the subject of where the break will be, but they don't get to the mountain until 2/3s the way through the book. A better question would be - does Legolas show up in the first movie or not?


KAOS82
Rohan


May 30 2011, 11:25pm

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very good choice [In reply to] Can't Post

when I red it before on facebook I wanted to put 1000 "I like it" Cool

and also Mir Lee join the party, W O N D E R F U L ! ! ! Wink

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Pete
Bree


May 31 2011, 12:19am

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Updated Hobbit Logos [In reply to] Can't Post

Just a quick Photoshop of the official Hobbit logo from the Facebook page with the new titles. I'm sure the final ones will look a million times better, but for now here ya go~






Ataahua
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May 31 2011, 12:26am

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Those look fantastic. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


May 31 2011, 12:29am

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Marvelous, simply marvelous! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanx.

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Ruijor
Rohan


May 31 2011, 2:47am

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The expected titles, all it´s good. [In reply to] Can't Post

Everything is falling into place.


Wraith Buster
Gondor


May 31 2011, 2:50am

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Those look so cool!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Pedich Edhellen? Lau? Hria cuilë.

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Milknut
Rohan


May 31 2011, 2:58am

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I know, that was my reaction, too!!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Wraith Buster
Gondor


May 31 2011, 3:02am

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This might be an odd question but... [In reply to] Can't Post

Did anyone else not recognize Cate for a couple seconds? I didn't see her name on the article at first and I was like "who's that?".... I'm I the only one?Tongue

Pedich Edhellen? Lau? Hria cuilë.

End of line.


Intergalactic Lawman
Rohan

May 31 2011, 4:52am

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Hmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

I must say -I'm not really a fan of the titles... Seems like I'm the only one.

Guess I was really hoping they would use "Quest for Erebor" ...oh well. They'll grow on me!

Cool


Earl
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May 31 2011, 6:40am

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Yippieee! I'm on cloud 9! [In reply to] Can't Post

Christopher Lee is finally confirmed Cool Plus, I love the hobbitty titles. I'm so glad the rumours came true.

I feel like dancing, but I need to maintain some degree of propriety for the next 8 hours FrownLaugh



Earl
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May 31 2011, 6:41am

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Great job Pete! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those look amazing. I can only imagine seeing the first of the titles appear on screen... I might... just... faint Sly



Patty
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May 31 2011, 11:09am

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I'd like to have Csokas back, too. We can be greedy together. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Patty
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May 31 2011, 11:16am

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C. Lee and Ian Holm= hurray! Now, hurry and get to filming them, please. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Earl
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May 31 2011, 11:30am

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I know right!? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm SOOOO excited about all these returning characters. I can't even begin to imagine what roles they're going to play, and I'm getting totally jittery from all the waiting.

I hope PJ answers those soon and some hints about the shooting schedule are forthcoming.



sphdle1
Gondor


May 31 2011, 11:34am

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I first saw it on IMDB's main page [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni11181256/
'The Hobbit' sequels officially 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'

I also remember hearing those two titles before, but I can't remember who/where. I thought someone on these forums had suggested them..!??

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sphdle1
Gondor


May 31 2011, 11:39am

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Yes, Holm is back [In reply to] Can't Post

That is simply awesome news. I wonder if the movie starts with him narrating or maybe him reading the book to Frodo?

sphdle1

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painjoiker
Grey Havens

May 31 2011, 11:41am

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New Line Cinema had bought those titles before [In reply to] Can't Post

And therefor a rumor came out that those were the titles of the films, which now is proven true :)


Patty
Immortal


May 31 2011, 11:47am

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I note theat IMDb has Stephen Fry listed in Part one (as it reads)... [In reply to] Can't Post

so whoever wrote this thinks the Master of Lake Town will be in AUJ. Of course, we know how very dependable that site is (NOT) but still...

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


May 31 2011, 1:48pm

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"Quest for Erebor" would be very problematic [In reply to] Can't Post

as it is a title from Unfinished Tales to which Peter & Company have no rights. It would be like thumbing their collective noses at the Tolkien Estate.

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Boromir2k
Bree


May 31 2011, 1:49pm

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First title- naw....second title -Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't know why, but the first title doesn't do it for me. Sorry, it just sounds a little lame to me Smile


sphdle1
Gondor


May 31 2011, 3:47pm

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Ahhh that rings a bell ... thx for the reminder // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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sphdle1
Gondor


May 31 2011, 3:48pm

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Interesting ... take with a grain of salt when looking at IMSDB (Internetation Movie Spoiler Database) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

sphdle1

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Flagg
Tol Eressea


May 31 2011, 3:55pm

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I don't think they can be sued for a title [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't someone publish a novel called Mirkwood?


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


May 31 2011, 3:58pm

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I did not say anything about being sued [In reply to] Can't Post

I just said it would be a rude gesture and cause unnecessary tension with the Tolkien Estate.

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May 31 2011, 4:09pm

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They've caused plenty of tension by making these films in the first place [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't see how using the Quest of Erebor title would be any more offensive than including the illustration of Barahir's ring.


Kangi Ska
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May 31 2011, 4:50pm

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Barahir's ring is an obscure object burried in text... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Quest for Erebor is the bold title for an Unfinished Tale. It is rumored that PJ & Co. sought the use of "Unfinished Tales" Quest for Erebor and was declined the privilege.

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May 31 2011, 5:43pm

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Hey Kangi, do you happen to remember where in your travels... [In reply to] Can't Post

you came across that rumor? I'm wondering if it elaborates.

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Kangi Ska
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May 31 2011, 6:57pm

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I do not remember where but it was around the Green Light announcement. [In reply to] Can't Post

There was a lot of stuff flying around just then.

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Garfeimao
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May 31 2011, 7:58pm

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I wonder about Cumberbatch as someone else [In reply to] Can't Post

This press release made Lee official, and the only other possible returnee would be Csokas playing Celeborn.

Well, what if the secrecy with Cumberbatch is that Celeborn is being recast? That would be another logical reason to keep him on the downlow as it were.

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duats
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May 31 2011, 10:12pm

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Considering Cumberbatch looks nothing like Csokas [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't see that as a possibility. Csokas is a NZ actor, and he doesn't have much on his plate. If the script calls for Celeborn, we'll see Csokas return.

Cumberbatch will either be Smaug or Bard. Mark it down.


kiwifan
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Jun 1 2011, 10:55am

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Csokas and the second storyline [In reply to] Can't Post

in reply to Elizabeth's post who wrote this:

"I really don't understand this passion for recycling LotR characters who have nothing to do with the story of The Hobbit. Yes, they were wonderful, but you can always watch the LotR movies again. The Hobbit is a different story, and will be wonderful in its own way."
(sorry folks, I haven't figured out the proper quoting mechanism yet Evil)

I can see why you would want the two Hobbit films to be just that --- Bilbo's story, as told in the book. (I guess that's the purist's view, if I may use that term). I, too, don't want them to mess with that story as such, and hope that they will stick pretty faithfully to the book for that particular storyline (no Itaril love story in there, please!!!)

However, I also belong to the many fans who have become so attached to the LotR characters and are greedy for any more bits of Middle-earth that we would be most happy to be told the whole Dol Guldur ---Necromancer story as well, in a second and pretty much independent storyline. And there, a number of our old friends may play quite a large part. If they must have Itaril, let her be in that storyline (but please no soppy chick-flick Hollywood-style romance!). There we can also have Legolas without his impingeing on the Hobbit storyline or his subsequent relationship with Gimli in LotR. And yes, I would like Celeborn (but only played by Csokas!) in this DG storyline, and perhaps even Haldir, as part of an Elf army from Lothlorien? I must confess to a great love for elves and would be thrilled to bits to see more of them. Since PJ seems to be rather fond of battles and the Battle of the Five Armies will probably be the climax of the second Film (TABA, was it?), it would make sense to have the battle at DG at the end of the first film (AUJ).

That said, I must confess I do feel ambivalent about that second storyline since for that one, the scriptwriting team must have 'invented' a lot of new stuff. On the one hand, I would like to have it in the films (for the above reasons), on the other hand I worry that it might become rather 'Untolkienesque' in plot and dialogue and thus turn out to be a disappointment. Like I wrote in a previous thread (can't remember which), I'm apprehensive about the extent and manner of del Toro's input. I want ME (including the way people speak and look and act) to be the ME we know and love and not changed into something less challenging and more easily digestible to appeal to the great masses just to boost ticket sales. That does make me at least a demi-purist, right? Wink






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